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Es muss nicht immer Kaviar sein is a TV adaption of a novel of the same name by Austrian author Johannes Mario Simmel. Directed by Thomas Engel Siegfried Rauch walks in the footsteps of O. W. Fischer who played the protagonist "Thomas Lieven" already in 1961, just one year after the bestseller had been released. The series is unique for providing a little cooking show at the end of each episode. The book also includes recipes because "Thomas Lieven" is an accomplished amateur cook.

Series Cast

  1. Siegfried Rauch as Thomas Lieven

    Siegfried Rauch

    Thomas Lieven

    13 Episodes

  2. Heinz Reincke as Bastian

    Heinz Reincke


    13 Episodes

  3. Herbert Fleischmann as Major Loos

    Herbert Fleischmann

    Major Loos

    13 Episodes

  4. Erik Schumann as Simeon

    Erik Schumann


    13 Episodes

  5. Friedrich W. Bauschulte

    Oberst Schüttler

    13 Episodes

  6. Gert Günther Hoffmann

    Obersturmbannführer Eicher

    13 Episodes

  7. Berno von Cramm


    13 Episodes

  8. Rainer Penkert as Lovejoy

    Rainer Penkert


    13 Episodes

  9. Marisa Mell as Chantal

    Marisa Mell


    13 Episodes

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Season 1 - Es muss nicht immer Kaviar sein

Season 1

1977 | 13 Episodes

Season 1 of Es muss nicht immer Kaviar sein premiered on May 11, 1977.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language German


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